|Its a much more in-depth article out of the Military Times on the Shootout in the village of Shewan in the Farah Province when 30 members of Task Force 2-7 were ambushed by over 250 Taliban Insurgents.
Using Aggressive Actions they Seized the Initiative from the enemy and drove them out of their own village.
It reminds me of what my first Platoon Sgt. used to always stress to us. It was something his Plt Sgt & SqLdrs Stressed to him, which was taught to them.
Something that he said was taking out of the Official Mission Statement of the Marine Rifle Squad b/c of Political Correctness, which states:
The mission of the Rifle Squad is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by Fire and Maneuver, or repel the enemy’s assault by Fire and Close Combat.
He said that it used to end in "or Repel the Enemy's Assault by Fire, Close Combat & Violence of Action".
And that was the Point that he stressed, which he said was the KEY to Marine Corps Tactical Superiority in every battle we ever fought in-- Controlled Violence of Action.
He made it clear in every rehearsed Raid, every practiced Ambush, & every Immediate Action Drill.
That that alone--Violence of Action, Controlled Violence of Action-- alone could Crush the Enemies Will to Fight no matter what the Odds.